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myth of black ethnicity monophylety, diversity, and the dilemma of identity by Davis, Richard A.

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Published by Ablex Pub., Distributed by Global Care Imports in Greenwich, Conn, Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English


  • African Americans -- Race identity.,
  • African Americans -- Social conditions -- 1975-

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-178) and indexes.

StatementRichard A. Davis.
LC ClassificationsE185.625 .D37 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 196 p. ;
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL995547M
ISBN 10156750292X, 1567502938
LC Control Number96034171

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  You hold in your hand a dangerous book. Because it rejects as it clarifies most of the current wisdom on race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States, The Ethnic Myth has the force of a scholarly bomb. --from the Introduction by Eric William Lott/5(8). Modern society continues perpetuating the myth of black people as being ugly, dirty, miserable, incapable of performing intellectual roles, and the pedagogic instruments contribute to the reproduction of this image. This work’s theoretical framework exposes a brief historical context of the black . This book exposes the claim as both a marketing strategy and myth, while also showing how that myth functions simultaneously as a case study for propaganda and commercial media coverage of economics. In sum, while “buying power” is indeed an economic and marketing phrase applied to any number of racial, ethnic, religious, gender, age or. by Babu G. Ranganathan I am not African-American. BLACK RACE AND THE MYTH OF HAM'S CURSE Published on J J • Likes • 63 Comments.

Gunnar Myrdal had it right back in when he called the much-touted ""revival of ethnicity"" mere ""intellectual romanticism."" Professor Steinberg (Urban Studies, Queens College) agrees with Myrdal, and points to both the historic record of ethnic conflict and to cultural myths and misconceptions to show why the supposed revival represents not the first breadth of a new ethnic pluralism. The mythology of racial progress animated the majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts in Shelby County v. Holder, the decision striking down a key section of the Voting Rights. Well-researched and intelligently argued, Blackout lays bare the myth that all black people should vote Democrat—and shows why turning to the right will leave them . Summary. Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America. An American sociologist, Stephen Steinberg, writes the book focusing more on contemporary sociology. As a distinguished professor, practicing at Queens College, Stephen makes a robust criticism of sociology.